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Consultants are defending the NHS and their contract for the right reasons

How would it actually affect consultants if the NHS ceased to exist? Let’s say the funding challenges become too much and the NHS moves to a 2-tier sy...

“Government has failed to outline any concrete proposals for introducing seven-day services”

Doctors support more seven-day hospital services and have repeatedly called on the government to outline how they will fund and staff them. Despite whateve...

Dr Finlay’s take on 24/7 access to radiology – “not enough of us to do everything”

“The laird o' Cockpen, he's proud an' he's great, His mind is ta'en up wi' the  things o' the State; “ (Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairn) The scen...

#weneedtotalkaboutjeremy: the open letter driving support for a vote of no confidence in Hunt

The Government response to petition 104334 of over 200,000 signatures calling for a vote of no confidence in the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of Stat...

Government response to campaign for a vote of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt

The Government is committed to delivering seven day services to make sure that patients get the same high quality, safe care on a Saturday and Sunday as th...

Michael Gove & Sarah Vine: With public sector custodians like these, who needs enemies

So, here was the initial story in The Telegraph about the useless NHS (with something very similar appearing in the Daily Mail) letting down one of our glo...

You can posture all you want about seven-day services but it will come down to resources

It's been amusing to see the #ImInWorkJeremy take wings on social media. Enough already has been said about whether consultants should work 7 days or no...

How do we find and nurture the people that will lead the NHS over the next 10 years?

Lord Rose, the former boss of M&S, was invited by the Health Secretary at the start of 2014 to review what might be done to attract and develop talent ...

“A seven-day NHS is the right ambition but will be difficult to deliver”

There is much to welcome in the Secretary of State’s 25-year vision for the NHS, including the continued focus on safety and quality of care, the emphasi...

Dr Janis Burns: The letter that started the #I’mInWorkJeremy campaign

Dear Mr Cameron, On Wednesday morning this week I returned to work at 0800. I worked the weekend in Intensive Care as a junior doctor, for your informat...

Legal reform cannot come soon enough to tackle spiralling clinical negligence bills

Today’s figures (this year's £1.1bn NHS clinical negligence pay out) only accentuate the need for a complete rethink of personal injury law. Multi milli...